Halfcrown 1902 ESC 746 Choice UNC with a subtle green and gold tone. Slabbed and graded CGS 82 (UIN 11486) All Edward VII currency Halfcrowns very difficult to find in grades 80 or higher, this borne out by the fact that this is the joint finest known of 31 examples thus far recorded by the CGS Population Report
Halfcrown 1916 ESC 763 Choice UNC with a deep green and gold tone, slabbed and graded CGS 82 (UIN 3327), Ex-NGC MS66, the joint finest known of 32 examples thus far recorded by the CGS Population Report
Halfcrown 1933 Larger Reverse Design (28.5mm) ESC 782Davies 1710 Choice UNC with practically full lustre, slabbed and graded CGS 85 (UIN 15453) the finest known of 10 examples thus far recorded by the CGS Population Report
Halfcrown 1887 Jubilee Head Davies 641 dies 2A Choice UNC with a deep and colourful tone slabbed and graded CGS 82, the second finest known of 34 examples thus far recorded by the CGS Population Report (UIN 11492)
Halfpenny 1861 F of HALF struck over a P Freeman dies 6+G CGS 45, the finest example seen by this cataloguer and the finest we have offered (most examples Fine or below) and consequently the Finest known and only example on the CGS Population Report, Very Rare, Ex-London Coins Auction A138 September 2012 Lot 2392, realised £600
Sovereign 1857 Marsh 40CGS AU 75 the CGS Population Report, at the time of writing, shows 417 Victoria Young Head Sovereigns, of which only 15 are graded 75 or higher, this being the finest known of just 2 examples recorded for this date and type
Halfcrown 1750 ESC 609 sharp and choice Unc with a pleasing tone graded UNC 85 by CGS making this the finest known of all early milled (prior to 1816) Halfcrowns (174 early milled crowns have been graded by CGS so far) rare and desirable thus
Florin 1905 ESC 923 AU and graded AU75 by CGS 2nd finest from 14, we understand that the finest known graded AU78 is in a long term collection and unlikely to be offered for sale, so this piece is currently the finest available to commerce (UIN 12194)
Penny 1848 Plain 8 with 1 and 4 double struck CGS Variety 05 CGS UNC 80 one of just two examples on the CGS Population Report and currently the finest known example, Ex-Dr.A.Findlow Hall of Fame Pennies
Guinea 1714 Spink 3574 choice and graded Unc 80 by CGS rare thus, apart from hoard coins such as the 1708 and 1723 Shillings it is unusual to find any early milled coins especially gold higher than AU78, this piece is the finest known by type, as well as being the only Guinea in the whole date range from Charles II to 1813 that has made the Unc 80 grade (121 have been graded so far) so is up to now the finest known Guinea
Penny 1882 without H Freeman 112 dies 11+N CGS EF 60 very rare thus and surely amongst the finest known, we note that the example in the Laurie BamfordCollection (June 2006) was described as 'About Fine, with the reverse better, and an example in CGS grade G 3 (good) and the only other example recorded on the CGS population report realised £1,400 last year on the E-bay, this piece was purchased for £450 in the eighties from Spinks
Crown 1658 Cromwell Dutch Copy ESC 11 sharp and choice Good EF/Unc with a rich tone and graded by CGS as AU 75, the first example we have offered of this rare type and rated R3 by ESC, surely at CGS AU75 will be and will remain the finest known
Double Florin 1887 Inverted 1 CGS AU 75 nicely toned about Unc a rare variety in high grade and so far the finest known of this type on the CGS population report. (out of 18 non proof Double Florins graded by CGS only 1 has achieved an UNC 80 or better grade, making AU 75 a high grade in this series.)
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